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University of Malta

Faculty of Arts

Communication Studies (Joint Area)

(for courses commencing October 2017)

YEAR ONE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to register for 4 ECTS credits from the Support elective study-units and 8 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

ELP1164 Reflective Writing: An Introduction 2 ECTS
MCS1000 Aspects of Communications 4 ECTS
MCS1021 Human Communication 4 ECTS

Support Elective Units

SOC1040 Sociology and Communications 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

MCS1010 Introduction to Film Studies 4 ECTS
MCS1030 Journalism 1 4 ECTS
MCS1040 Visual Communications and Graphic Design 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MCS1311 Methods of Inquiry 4 ECTS (NC)

Support Elective Units

ELP1206 English Rhetoric and Writing Skills for Media and Communications Students 4 ECTS
MAL1211 II-Malti għall-Komunikazzjoni 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CRC1010 Introduction to Marketing Communications 4 ECTS
MCS1050 Internet Communications 4 ECTS
MCS1070 Presentation Techniques 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2:
26 ECTS credits in Communication Studies
26 ECTS credits in the other area
8 ECTS credits in optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to register for 4 ECTS credits from the Support elective study-units and 12 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Semester 1

Support Elective Units

PHI2038 Philosophical Approaches to Communication and Culture 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

DGA2005 Editorial Design 4 ECTS
IPG2001 Principles of Information Law 4 ECTS
MCS2020 Video Production 1 4 ECTS
MCS2040 Basic Photography 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MCS2050 Cultural Theory and Semiotics 4 ECTS
MCS2060 Ethics in the Media 6 ECTS (NC)

Support Elective Units

CGS2100 Cognitive Psychology of Mass Communication 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CST2061 Media Aesthetics 4 ECTS
IDG2000 Introduction to Digital Game Studies 4 ECTS
MCS2030 Journalism 2 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 3:
26 ECTS credits in Communication Studies
26 ECTS credits in the other area
8 ECTS credits in optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 16 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Year (This/these unit/s start/s in Semester 1 and continue/s in Semester 2)

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

MCS3940 Mentored Practice 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

MCS3020 Magazine and Digital Publishing 8 ECTS




Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

CST3192 Media in Maltese Society 4 ECTS
MCS3953 Social Media and 21st Century Communications 4 ECTS

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CST3032 Gender in Communications 4 ECTS
IDG3000 Game Design and Conceptualisation 4 ECTS
MCS3010 Practical Graphic Design 4 ECTS
MCS3012 Analogue, Monochrome Photography and Darkroom 4 ECTS
MCS3050 Audio Production 4 ECTS
MCS3060 Reporting 4 ECTS
MCS3070 Video Production 2 4 ECTS
MCS3100 Website Creation 4 ECTS
MCS3110 Radio Production 4 ECTS
MCS3700 Economics in Media Studies 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

CST3111 Film Appreciation 4 ECTS
CST3281 Meet the Press 4 ECTS
CST3951 Cyberculture 4 ECTS
IPG3001 Practical Issues in Information Law 4 ECTS
MCS3040 Photography 4 ECTS
MCS3080 Online Journalism 4 ECTS
MCS3090 Video Manipulation and Animation 4 ECTS
MCS3120 In-Depth Reporting 4 ECTS
MCS3130 Integrated Marketing Communications 4 ECTS
MCS3200 Scripting Video 4 ECTS
MCS3400 Adaptation for Film and Television 4 ECTS
MCS3500 Consumer and Organizational Buying Behaviour 4 ECTS
MCS3600 Documentary Film Production 4 ECTS




Requirement for successful completion of Year 3: 60 ECTS credits, of which:
28 ECTS credits in Communication Studies
28 ECTS credits in the other area
4 ECTS credits optional study-units

Requirement for award of B.A.Communications Studies and in another area of study: 180 ECTS credits, of which:
80 ECTS credits in Communication Studies
80 ECTS credits in the other area
20 ECTS credits optional study-units

This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2004 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) under the auspices of the Faculty of Arts.
 
Last Updated: 10 August 2017
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.
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